Sunday, February 18, 2018

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. treated for 'mood disorder'

chicago

jackson jr. treated for 'mood disorder'

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is under "intensive medical treatment" for a mood disorder, his office said in a brief statement Wednesday, more than a month after the Chicago Democrat quietly went on a medical leave of absence. No details about where Jackson, 47, is being treated were included in the statement, which was released amid mounting pressure that he reveal his whereabouts and exact medical condition. The timing of the leave has raised questions, in part because Jackson faces a House ethics investigation connected to imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

hong kong

Thai king pardons jailed American

An American imprisoned in Thailand for insulting the king has been released after being granted a royal pardon, the man's lawyer and a U.S. Embassy spokesman said Wednesday. Joe Gordon, 56, left Remand Prison in Bangkok late Tuesday and was likely to return to the United States, according to his lawyer, Anon Numpa, who said King Bhumibol Adulyadej approved the pardon Monday. Gordon was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison in December after being convicted of translating and posting online parts of a book banned in Thailand, The King Never Smiles.

washington

U.S. sanctions on Myanmar eased

The White House formally eased sanctions Wednesday on Myanmar, signaling support for its recent governmental reforms and officially opening the door to American investment in the deeply impoverished Asian nation. As of today, American businesses will be able to move forward with investment. The United States still will not allow investment in entities owned by Myanmar's armed forces or Ministry of Defense.

san diego

Grand jury looking into border death

A federal grand jury is investigating the death of an illegal immigrant from Mexico who was shot repeatedly with a stun gun by U.S. border authorities, the Associated Press reported Wednesday, suggesting the government is considering criminal charges after more than two years of silence on the politically charged case. Anastasio Hernandez, 42, was shot in May 2010 at the busy border crossing as he was being returned to Tijuana, Mexico. Mexican President Felipe Calderon joined a chorus of critics who complained of excessive force by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.

london

Silicon Valley man gives Oxford $115M

The University of Oxford announced a $115 million donation Wednesday from an alumnus, Michael Moritz, a major Silicon Valley venture capitalist. It will be the cornerstone of a $460 million fund to provide financial aid to disadvantaged undergraduates. The first 100 scholarships are to be awarded in the fall, when tuition fees will triple.

los angeles

Scientists spot 5th moon for Pluto

Pluto may have been kicked out of the planet club, but it has gained yet another companion. Scientists announced Wednesday the discovery of a minimoon estimated to be 6 to 15 miles across, the smallest moon yet around the icy orb. That brings the tally of Pluto's known moons to five, and scientists think there could be more.

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What were Rays thinking in ditching Odorizzi, Dickerson, adding Cron?

What were Rays thinking in ditching Odorizzi, Dickerson, adding Cron?

PORT CHARLOTTE – Rays officials insisted Sunday they made the best deals they could in a bad market, trading No. 2 starter Jake Odorizzi for an unheralded Class A shortstop prospect and DFA-ing 2017 All-Star Corey Dickerson in essentially a swa...
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Bubba Wallace emotional after Daytona 500 runner-up finish

Bubba Wallace emotional after Daytona 500 runner-up finish

DAYTONA BEACH – No, Bubba Wallace did not win the 60th running of the Daytona 500.But you wouldn't have known that after seeing his emotions after he placed second – the highest finish ever by a black driver in the Great American Race.Wal...
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Austin Dillon takes No. 3 back to victory lane at Daytona

Austin Dillon takes No. 3 back to victory lane at Daytona

Austin Dillon put the No. 3 back in victory lane in the Daytona 500
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Winter Olympics: First Russian fails drug test at Games

Winter Olympics: First Russian fails drug test at Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea ó A Russian has failed a preliminary doping test, the first athlete from the country to come under investigation for using a banned substance at the Games, putting in jeopardy Russiaís efforts to move past a vast, state-backe...
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Mondayís sports on TV/radio

TODAYCollege basketballWomen: Florida State at Duke6 p.m.ESPN2Miami at Notre Dame7 p.m.ESPN; 620-AMMaryland at Northwestern7 p.m.FS1Howard at N.C. Central7 p.m.ESPNUWomen: Georgia at Mississippi7 p.m.SECWomen: Syracuse at Pittsburgh7 p.m.Fox SunWomen...
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No. 22 Michigan beats Ohio State, helps Michigan State

No. 22 Michigan beats Ohio State, helps Michigan State

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National march organized by Parkland students seeks fast action on guns

National march organized by Parkland students seeks fast action on guns

Students mobilizing around the Parkland tragedy aren't just going to Tallahassee. They are bringing the message to Washington — and other major cities — with a march planned for Saturday."On March 24, the kids and families of March For Ou...
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Donít like Rays moves? Youíve got company in Longo

Donít like Rays moves? Youíve got company in Longo

Evan Longoria has said pretty much all the right things since the Rays traded him in December to the Giants.But the former franchise cornerstone felt strongly the Rays made the wrong move in designating for assignment Corey Dickerson and spoke out on...
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Kentucky 2030? Could Korea export its rural Olympic gamble?

Kentucky 2030? Could Korea export its rural Olympic gamble?

The Pyeongchang Winter Games are spread across South Korea's Gangwon Province, a rural former coal mining region that few had heard of until its hard-fought bid to be an Olympic host _ a massively expensive proposition with dubious payoff
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